Thursday, March 09, 2006

March 9, 2006

Today has already been quite busy: bone marrow biopsy, LP, numerous IV bags, and a chest x-ray scheduled for this afternoon. However, Erica is positive through it all because of the great news we received: she is going home TOMORROW! :)
Her day is going to be spent taking down all the pictures, cards, artwork, and decorations. Our guess is that it will take both days to clear it all out! (Can you see just a smidge of all the love on the walls in the picture??) As for now, she and Kent are solving crossword puzzles meant for geniuses... Her energy level is still low, but she is able to get up and walk around a bit. The doctors are encouraging her to resume her life as normal--if normal means never dusting, not overexert herself, and spending her days on the couch enjoying TiVo!
I must say that it will be hard to adjust to a life of nurses, doctors, and constant attention to merely a weekly visit... I offered to come into her room every two hours in the night, turn on the light, fiddle with her PICC line, take her temperature, and pretend I know how to take her blood pressure just to help her transition! She turned me down... But I do think it will be a bit sad not seeing so many of the nurses that we've come to enjoy SO much and the daily visits from her doctors will be missed too!


Okolo said...

Great great news.

Please be sure to take a "homecoming" picture.

slucas said...

WOO-HOO, you are homeward bound! Congratulations, lady! Please let me know the address I can send future goodies to: Arigatou gozaimasu!!

TheDarkerUma said...

Erica, Jaci and Judy,

That is fantastic news! I can't wait to see the new pad.

Love Uma

Joe Chandler said...

Wonderful news.

Anna Massey said...

Hurray! Please send me the new address. Much love to the invincible team Erica!

Jen said...

Hurray!! Great news!! So I'm guessing that you won't be getting the care package that I just sent you yesterday, hunh? Oh well, I'll just send another one when you're settled into your new digs if you don't get it by the time you leave.

That is truly awesome news, Erica. I am really happy for you. Hoping it's a really nice sunny day so that you can enjoy your first day out of hospital!!



poser said...


I look forward to seeing you in all of your non-hospital glory. Luckily, I haven't managed to drop off this care package we'll just call it a housewarming present.

Yes, some of it is edible, but I promise it has a significant shelf life....

-Chris Walker

walchka said...

What great news! Since its the day after the great news you might already be on your way home. woot woot

I hope you donn't mind but I added you to my honoree list for my TNT triathlon this summer. There is a link to my TNT page on my blog.

Take care and enjoy your time at home.

Robin said...

Congratulations on going home--how nice to read this post!

Greg Genco said...

Omedeto!!! Awesome News!!! Im so happy you are headed back to your own pad! Keep on getting better!!! and Please send me your new address when you can.

Shin-maruko said...

This is everyone from Shin-maruko. We are so glad to hear you're going home! We are thinking of you and we've pencilled you in for a baby taiken in April!!! Take care.
The gang,
Anthony, Robin, Shizu, Emiko, Kanako.

erika douglass said...

Hey Erica,
I hope you are home by now! Could you please send me the new adress? thanks! Also, Liam, Joel, and I (with a group of our friends) are participating in 20th Annual Big Climb for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society in your honor. It is a climb up the 69 floors of the Columbia Tower here in Seattle on Sunday, March 19th! I have never climbed that many stairs in my life .... but for you it's worth it! We are climibing as team "EM Magic" !! Good luck with the move home and keep getting better! Erika

Christina said...

Hey Erica,

That is some welcoming news for you. Congratulations!